Films now going into production: Boris & Natasha in Our Boy Badenov (MCEG). Shooting in L.A. Sally Kellerman and Dave Thomas portray Natasha Fatale and Boris Badenov, the devious characters from the celebrated (and silly) old "Rocky & Bullwinkle" animated series. Here, the two bumbling Russian spies defect to the U.S. in hope of becoming true blue Americans. Producer Jonathan D. Krane. Director Charles Martin Smith. Screenwriters Charles Fradin, Linda Favila and Anson Downs.
The Lemon Sisters (Lightyear). Shooting in Atlantic City. A comedy with Diane Keaton, Carol Kane and Kathryn Grody as singing siblings who perform in local bars and restaurants with their slightly oddball act. Executive producers Tom Kuhn and Charles Mitchell. Producers Keaton and Joe Kelly. Director Joyce Chopra. Screenwriter Jeremy Pikser. Late spring release.
Love Hurts (Love Hurts). Shooting in Texas. Jeff Daniels stars as a divorced psychologist who experiences a comical mid-life crisis during the weekend of his sister's wedding. Producer/director Bud Yorkin. Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner. Distributor Vestron.
Meet the Applegates (New World). Shooting in Appleton, Wis. Ed Begley Jr., Stockard Channing and Dabney Coleman lead the way in a comedy of a perfect American Family that's actually not so perfect. Producer Denise DiNovi. Director Michael Lehmann. Screenwriter Redbeard Simmons. Spring release.